Everyday is a brand new day

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GROWTH MINDSET

Do you know a word “Growth mindset” ? グロウス・マインドセットという言葉をご存知ですか? This is a word defined by Professor Carol Dweck. キャロルドゥエック氏によって定義づけられたものです。 She explains: Growth mindset is based on the bel…

REFRAMING

Do you know “reframing” ?突然ですがみなさん、リフレーミングを知っていますか? You first make a “frame” when you perceive something.人はまずなにかを認識する際に、まずはじめにフレームを作ります。 For example, imagine you got scolded by a per…

LIFE IS A JOURNEY

"To live is to journey, and to journey is to live." 「人生とは旅であり、旅とは人生である」 This is a phrase said by Hidetoshi Nakata, a professional soccer player who had been active in Japanese national team.これは、サッカー日本代表で活躍…

FAMILY

When do you feel you are happy most? What's the most precious happiness for you?あなたはいつ幸せを感じますか?何が最もかけがえのない幸せですか? For me, it is definetely staying with my family, becuase they make me fun, happy and what's mo…

OFF THE TRACK

I sometime go off a tangent when I teach something in class.授業中、たまに脱線するときがあります。 Of course I know that we need a goal or an aim in class and we should achieve it, and those tangents could become distractions from achievin…

INQUIRING MIND

This month, I went to Kyoto to see the ex-coworkers.I felt weird to realize that it's been almost two months since I left the previous school.Today I want to write about something important reminded when I saw them.今月、前の職場の同僚と会…

HEAD AND HEART SPACE

Are you tired? みなさん、疲れていませんか? I've been thinking about a sense of tiredness recently.最近、疲労感についてよく考えています。 Since I started working, I have often been aware that I feel tired.When I feel so, I always notice th…

INTERIM ASSESSMENT

I haven't written this blog for a while. I've moved to school so I have been busy, but I know I will keep being busy, now I would like to turn back to the first purposes I've had.お久しぶりのブログ!学校をうつりここのところずっと忙しかった…

DREAM

I've been thinking about my dream these days.最近、夢について考える One of them is "To take a journey all around the world with my wife."一番の夢は【妻といろんな世界を旅すること】だけれど and another one has got more specific while I keep …

EVALUATION

Writing a new article in a while. I get very busy every February.I quit writing last year because I got much more busier in March, but somehow I can cotinue this year.久しぶりのブログです。昨年度同様に仕事で激動の2月、昨年度はここでやめち…

LOANWORD

Do you know Japanese words which became into English?みなさんは英語になっている日本語を知っていますか? They're called "loanword", which means a word taken into one language from another (Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, Fifth E…

SKILLS

In English educational context, we often say it is important to improve students' four SKILLS (Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing), not only declarative grammar knowledge.英語教育界では、文法の宣言的知識のみではなく、4技能の育成が必要だ…

ENGLISH PRESENTATION STRUCTURE

One of my favorite movies is back to the futre by Robert Zemeckis.最も好きな映画、ロバートゼメキスの「バックトゥザフューチャー」です。 I might have watched it for the first time when I was in elementary school.初めて見たのは小学生やと思い…

REFLECTION OF 2016

Last year, I set three goals:【OUT OF CLASS】1. I will see other teachers' classes at least 1 period a week2. I will read books about Evaluation and Assessment at least three chapters every week3. I will take university entrance examinatio…

RE-START

Last year, I started this blog, but I failed to keep it. I had continued just for 2 months... 去年、ブログを始めましたが、全然続かず…2ヶ月間とかでした。 Just 16 times...the goal was 4 times a week last year, so it would be 208 times a year…

ENGLISHES

The differences between EnglishES are interesting. 英語間の違い、というのは面白いなぁと思います。 One example is the deferences between American English and British English. 一つの例が、アメリカ英語とイギリス英語の違い。 I have never paid …

OPTION

Recently I realized that we have only two choices when we make a mistake. 僕たちは、ミスを犯した時、2つの選択肢のみあるということに最近気づきました。One is trying to justify the reason why it happened, and the other is trying to find out t…

THE MODEL UNITED NATIONS

I went to Taiwan for a business trip and came back day before yesterday. 出張で台湾へ行っており、一昨日帰ってきました。One of the best senior high schools in Taipei held a model united nations, inviting 200 students from all over Taiwan. I…

EXCITEMENT

Today I'm leaving for Taiwan to accompany four students who are joining Model United Nations.今日、模擬国連へ参加する4人の生徒とともに、台湾へ旅立ちます。A lot of colleagues have concerned me and my family about this business trip to Taiwa…

EDUCATOR

I sometime think about my job, asking what the word "teacher" means."教師"という職業とはなんだろう、とたまに思うことがある。A teacher helps students learn things, inspiring the heart and mind of the students.教師とは、生徒の心と頭に火をつ…

ENGLISH SUBJECT

One of the things that has been surrounding English eduction is the debate about that the English is the subject of liberal arts or skill-oriented.英語教育をとりまく話の中に、英語という教科は教養教科か、技能教科か、という話があります。I th…

HAPPINESS

Great news for me!むちゃ嬉しいニュースです!I heard my baby stood up and sat down by herself without any support today!今日赤ちゃんが支えなしで立っちして、そのままお座りしたらしい!What a sweet day it is!なんて良い日やろうか!Recently I ha…

REVISING

One of my jobs is so called "public relations". 僕の仕事のひとつに、いわゆる「広報」というものがあります。One thing I have to do is to ask students to write a kind of essay about their activities of some paticular events and to touch up, r…

QUESTION

I got an idea during class yesterday, so I want to share it.It's about a way of feedback after students' talk.昨日授業中、ぜひシェアしたいなぁと思うことを閃きました。生徒の会話活動後のフィードバックの方法に関してです。I often set an activi…

QUOTE

Quote is one of the things which encourages us when we get tired or are struggling. 僕らが疲れた時やもがいている時、名言は元気をくれると思います。One day I got an idea that students can learn not only English but also a life through a quot…

TWENTY

谷川俊太郎, 魂のいちばんおいしいところ-谷川俊太郎詩集, サンリオ出版, 1990 より成人の日に人間とは常に人間になりつつある存在だかつて教えられたその言葉がしこりのように胸の奥に残っている成人とは人に成ること もしそうなら私たちはみな日々成人の日…

PERCEIVING

I turned on TV, and a program introduced one of the ways Ichiro, the best Japanese baseball player in MLB, motivates himself. 深夜にテレビを見ていて、イチロー選手のモチベーションの高め方を紹介していた。 That is "to decide the main event in…

GOALS (OUT OF CLASS)

I got The English Teachers' Magazine as a circular today.今日、英語教育1月号が回覧で回ってきた。The theme is about "preparations for the coming new term".テーマは「これからの準備」。This has inspires me, so I want to note what kind of goal…

MOMENTUM (English)

On the 3rd of January, a championship game of American Football was held at Tokyo, in Japan. In the game, the champion of X-league and that of university league fought for the sake of the #1 prize in Japan.※ ニュアンスがいまいちわからない…

MOMENTUM

本日ライスボウルがありました。社会人日本一と学生日本一の闘い。日本一を賭けた本気と本気のぶつかり合い。パナソニックインパルス対立命館大学パンサーズ日本一の名にふさわしい、熱い熱い試合でした。今日の試合は、目に見えるモメンタムがあったように…